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SimonWB
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Home from home.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 Sept 2020
If it is just two on a trip do stay in Sandymount cottage. It is wonderful appointed with everything to make your stay as near to home. The attention to detail is wonderful. You will have to travel far to find hosts as great as Sue and Neville. The gardens are so well kept and lovely to just sit in and relax. Will we be back? For sure and soon. Thank you for a great stay.
Date of stay: September 2020
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Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this review
Responded 23 Jan 2021
Belated thanks, Simon and Rozanne, for your gracious review. We look forward very much to hosting you again!
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

We spent two weeks at Fig Tree Cottage in December 2019. The cottage is surrounded by indigenous garden and magnificent fig trees which provide shade on a hot day and shelter from the wind. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Hosts Neville and Sue were very attentive and provided a wealth of information on the history of the property and the area. A visit to Sue's museum on the property is a must. All in all a memorable stay!

Date of stay: December 2019
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Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Thank you so much for your comments. We're so glad you had such a special stay with us and enjoyed the history of the property too!
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Richmond House Cottages

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Reviewed 7 February 2020

Sandymount Cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing experience. Wonderfully authentic cottage in lovely surroundings with total privacy. The hosts are amazing, even down to getting lovely fresh produce from the veg garden. Wonderful stay.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Thank you so much for your comments. We're so glad you had such a special stay with us!
Warm regards,
Richmond Gouse Cottages

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Reviewed 1 January 2019

We have visited Richmond House many times since our first stay and every time we are made to feel very welcome and to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Pen and the Gordan's. The special touches at Xmas this year made it feel especially warm and comfortable. The warm water and weather at the time we visited, Xmas, made Port Alfred a very special holiday destination.

Room tip: All the cottages are great
Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JessG5381, Owner at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

So pleased you had a great holiday! We look forward to seeing you both again and thank you very much for your continued support. Happy New Year!

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Reviewed 12 November 2018

When I had the opportunity, for my daughter and I, to stay again at Richmond House Cottages, I was delighted. I previously stayed in Ship Ahoy, and this time in Fig Tree cottage. The hospitality shown by Pen and the Gordons make you feel truly welcome, and they most certainly went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, and all our needs were met, Having laundry done is extremely helpful ! Staying in Fig tree cottage is relaxing and peaceful , you have all you could possible want

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JessG5381, Owner at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Dear Michael

Thank you for such a positive review of your recent stay at Fig Tree Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back, wish you an excellent start to 2019 - and of course thank you for your support.

Sue, Neville Gordon and Pen

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We had the warmest of welcomes by Pen to our cottage, Ship Ah-Hoy, and then got to spend two glorious nights in the cottage which is tastefully and well decorated to an exceptional standard. The woodwork in the cottage is beautiful. There is everything one could possibly need, particularly superb style in classic, nautical decor. The estate is meticulously well kept, beautiful and charming. Will definitely go back without a doubt.

Room tip: All 3 cottages look amazing, we stayed in Ship Ah-Hoy which would definitely be ideal if you were two couples.
Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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JessG5381, Owner at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dear David

Thank you for these kind words. We'll be responding in the next 24 hours to your two requests for visiting us again. We really look forward to having you back!

Sue Gordon
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